I like Abba and have enjoyed playing along during this time of no gigs on my e-drums. Roger Palm and Ola Brunkert those guys had the groove.Not a disco fan at all. But from a drummers viewpoint, the half-open Hi-Hat sound of 'Dancing Queen (Abba)' is just stunning.
Maybe somebody here could tell, what exact cymbals where used. Paiste 602 15" sound similar, but the Abba one seems deeper.
Yeah, nice tight white stiched Jordache jeans, Cappezzio shoes and a waist high leather jacket with the satin shirt buttoned way down and the collar over the top, 10 gold chains hanging. I remember it well, unfortunately....but hey, we did what we had to do for the girls!!!I'd other things on my mind besides drums when I went to the discotheque . When the Viva Club closed at 2 am over in Hull we headed for the Chimoteque and from there... heaven . I was eighteen ( ? ) , with the right hair and slick threads , MDA held the keys to the kingdom .
Thought provoking stuff , yes ?
I was playing with a few different bands in the 70’s but then joined a band around 1977 and started working 6 nights a week all year round. We played mostly disco since that’s what the people in these clubs wanted they came to dance and women especially loved to dance. Frankly, at the time I didn’t care or like it much at all even though it gave me a weekly paycheck and I got an apartment ,paid my rent bought a used car ( 73 Dodge Dart Swinger) and I didn’t have to move my Ludwig kit every night. Back then in Brooklyn,The Bronx, Yonkers, etc, the clubs booked you for one month at a time so you played six nights a week from around 9:30 till 3:30am for one month in the same club and then moved to the nex t club. In the meantime I was listening to Tony Williams,ELP, the Clash,Art Blakey,The Ramones,( who were from my neighborin Queens NY) . I actually jplayed in my friends punk band and did a gig at CBGB’s in 1979 with them and even though it was fun I didn’t stay since they weren’t making any money at all. I remember once going to see Twisted Sister out at a big club on Long Island and the band set up a rock groove and Dee Synder had the crowd yelling Disco Sucks in time to the beat....is there a song you do like?
If you like it what are some of your favorites?
I LOVE a lot of funk's offspring:
They were both great drummers, as all the other drummers ABBA used, Per Lindvall, Slim Borgudd...I like Abba and have enjoyed playing along during this time of no gigs on my e-drums. Roger Palm and Ola Brunkert those guys had the groove.
Try playing some of those tunes you'll realize they're not so easy, until you nail the feel